Ex-school principal sentenced for taking NT$38 m. in kickbacks

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/11/23
By: Huang Kuo-fang and S.C. Chang

Taipei, Nov. 23 (CNA) The Yunlin District Court on Wednesday sentenced a former principal of a vocational high school and her husband to jail terms of four years and eight months, and five years and two months respectively for taking kickbacks from lunch providers totaling NT$38 million (US$1.19 million).

Chen Hsiu-chuan (陳秀娟) and her husband, Huang Shu-yao (黃曙曜) were charged with taking kickbacks ranging from NT$4 to NT$9 for each of lunch box supplied to students of Da-Cheng Vocational High School in Huwei Township, Yunlin County from Sept. 2005 to May 2015.

The couple were also charged with taking NT$1.4 million in illicit profits from renting the school’s storage house to breakfast vendors between June 2008 and December 2009.

The court also ruled that the couple pay fines totaling NT$28.4 million, in addition to serving time in jail. The case can be appealed.     [SOURCE]

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